Our Providers

Dr. Janet Dees

  • Undergraduate Degree: Davidson College 1988
  • Medical Degree: East Carolina University School of Medicine 1992
  • Pediatric Residency: Medical College of Georgia 1995
  • Master of Business Administration: Wake Forest University 2001
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Board Recertification: 2012

Dr. Dees began practicing in the Greensboro and High Point area in 1995.  As a native of Greensboro, and after receiving her MBA in 2001, she started Northwest Pediatrics, Inc.  She has thoroughly enjoyed watching our patients grow and develop along with our practice.  While Dr. Dees started as Northwest Pediatrics only physician, we have since flourished to include 6 physicians, a nurse practitioner and physician assistant.  Dr. Dees believes our greatest strength is our team approach to patient care.  She has 2 children and spends time outside the office with her family. 

Dr. Preston Lentz

  • Undergraduate Degree: NC State University 1978
  • Medical Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1982
  • Pediatric Residency: Medical College of Virginia 1985
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Board Recertification: 2009

Dr. Lentz joined Northwest Pediatrics, Inc. in 2008 after 20 years of practice in the Greensboro Area.  He is a native of Burlington, NC and an avid tennis player.  He is a proud grandfather whose own granddaughter is one of our patients.  He is known for his fun sense of humor and his generosity with the staff.

Dr. Jennifer Summer

  • Undergraduate Degree: Bucknell University 1994
  • Medical Degree: State University of New York Health Science Center - Syracuse 1999
  • Pediatric Residency: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center 2002
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Board Recertification: 2012

Dr. Summer joined Northwest Pediatrics, Inc. in 2008 after several years of private practice in Greensboro. Dr. Summer recently served three years on Cone Health’s Medical Executive Committee.  She is an energetic mom to her 2 wonderful children.

Dr. Kate Vapne

  • Undergraduate Degree and Medical Degree: Second Moscow State Medical Institute, Moscow, Russia 1991
  • Pediatric Residency: Maimonides Medical Center 2001
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Board Recertification: 2011

Dr. Vapne joined Northwest Pediatrics, Inc. in 2004 after several years of private practice in New York.  She is originally from Russia.  She is the mother of 2 boys, and is known for her kindness and compassion.  She loves taking care of her dogs and cats in her free time.

Dr. Ashley Xu

  • Undergraduate Degree: Davidson College 2005
  • Medical Degree:Wake Forest University School of Medicine 2009
  • Pediatric Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 2012

Since completing residency in 2012, Dr. Xu has been practicing in Winston-Salem.  She and her family moved to Greensboro recently, and joined Northwest Pediatrics in August of 2014.  She is inspired by the opportunity to help children and families through the trials and joys of infancy and childhood.  She believes her experience as a mom has made her a better pediatrician.  

Donna Brandon, PA-C

  • Undergraduate Degree: Florida State University, 1982
  • Physicians Assistant Degree: Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine, 1993
  • Physician Assistant National Recertification: 2013

Donna joined Northwest Pediatrics, Inc. in 2004 after 10 years of private practice pediatric experience. Donna is gifted in all aspects of pediatric care, both well care and sick care. She is a busy mom to 2 active and fun-loving children.

Elizabeth Christy, FNP

  • Undergraduate Degree: Virginia Commonwealth University 2001
  • Master of Health Administration: Pfeiffer University 2007
  • Nurse Practitioner Degree: Samford University 2015

Elizabeth grew up in southern Virginia, but has lived with her family in Greensboro for the last ten years. She joined Northwest Pediatrics upon completion of her family nurse practitioner degree and an almost 15 year career of caring for patients as a registered nurse. As the mother of two wonderful children, she knows firsthand how quality pediatric care not only benefits the child, but also positively impacts the entire family.

Rachel Mills, PNP

  • Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993
  • Nurse Practitioner Degree: Emory University 1996

Rachel worked for several years at Guilford Child Health in High Point before joining Northwest Pediatrics in 2002. She grew up in the Jamestown area and stays busy with her 3 children. She is an exceptional nurse practitioner and enjoys seeing children of all ages.

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